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Executive Director Staff Development and Training

Staff Development & Training Executive Director Nancy Riley earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at Indiana State University, she began her correction’s career in 1995 at Madison County Juvenile Center as a Youth Care Worker. In 1999, she joined the Department of Correction as a Correctional Training Officer. She returned to her alma mater, ISU, while working full-time to obtain her Master’s Degree. She found her true passion in training, promoting to the top as the Executive Director over Staff Development and Training in January 2013. Ms. Riley is responsible for the training of all IDOC staff as well as the Department’s Strategic Plan. The plan is put in place to guide the IDOC through two (2) years of operations. It sets goals and objectives with clearly identified value statements, strategic issues, strategic goals, strategic statements, objectives, responsible parties, action plans, and working groups. She is responsible for managing the Department’s Focus Groups in an effort to constantly improve the Department. Focus Groups bring the individuals from the field to the table to evaluate a problem and develop solutions. Since becoming Executive Director, Ms. Riley has been instrumental in developing programs such as the three-tier DOC Supervisory programs, “Women in Leadership”, “Leaving A Legacy”, Experienced and Emerging Leaders (EEL), Leadership Academy, the Joint Understanding and Cooperation program (JUCP), Promoting a Positive Culture in Corrections (PPCC) and many more.  Ms. Riley works closely with the training staff throughout the state in developing new and positive training opportunities for the field.

Executive Director of Mental Health and Special Populations

Executive Director Mark Levenhagen currently oversees the delivery of mental health and special populations for the Department of Correction.  Prior to accepting this position in June of 2014, he was responsible for managing the state’s largest correctional institution at Westville (850 staff and 3,400 offenders).

In his former capacity Mr. Levenhagan was responsible for the formulation of all operating and security functions at that facility.  His career in corrections began thirty-two years ago at the Westville Correctional Facility. He has served in numerous positions in medium, maximum and super maximum security.  Prior to becoming a Warden Mr. Levenhagen has served as a Counselor, Behavioral Clinician, Administrative Assistant, Unit Manager, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent at both the Indiana State Prison and the Westville Correctional Facility

Director Levenhagen holds a Batchelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University.  Mark was recognized by the Indiana Criminal Justice Association as “Correctional Manager of the Year,” in 2012. He regularly speaks to community organizations and universities regarding hot topics in corrections (mental health, education, death penalty, sentencing laws etc.) in today’s world. Mark and his wife Kelly have been married thirty one years and they have two children.

Executive Director of Programs and Re-Entry Readiness

Alexis Dean

Alexis Dean was appointed to the Department’s Executive team in October 2015. As an executive team member she has served as the Executive Director of Re-Entry and Medicaid and in her current capacity as the Executive Director of Programs and Re-Entry Readiness. Alexis is responsible for the oversight of Case Management, Programming, Adult Education, Vocational Training, the Hoosier Initiative for Re-Entry (HIRE) program, and the Department's Pre-Release course. She began her career with the IDOC in 2007 at the Plainfield Correctional Facility as a Substance Abuse Counselor. She has served as a Re-Entry Specialist (IREF), Re-Entry Addiction Services Monitor (Central Office) and Director of Case Management (Central Office) before her promotion to Executive Director. Alexis also served on the Critical Incident Stress Management team (CISM) through the Department’s Emergency Response Operations Division. Alexis has been involved in several Department projects including being a member of the taskforce responsible for opening Plainfield Correctional Facility's first therapeutic community (2007) and as the Re-Entry Specialist responsible for developing the Department's first veteran-specific unit (INVET, 2010).

Since joining the Indiana Department of Correction, Ms. Dean graduated from the Experienced and Emerging Leader’s Program. She also serves an instructor and mentor in the Department’s Women in Leadership training program, a program focused on assisting other female staff develop their leadership skills, improve their communication with others, and understand their importance in corrections.

Ms. Dean earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Indiana State University (2006) and her Masters of Public Affairs degree with a focus in Public Management in May 2019. She is a Licensed Addictions Counselor and Certified Problem Gambling Counselor. Alexis was recognized by the Indiana Criminal Justice Association as “Re-Entry Employee of the Year,” in 2011. She is a member of the American Correctional Association (ACA), Indiana Criminal Justice Association (ICJA), and the Association of Women Executives in Corrections (AWEC).

Executive Director of Data Analytics

Aaron Garner was appointed as the Executive Director of Research & Technology in February 2011 which was changed to the Division of Data Analytics in May 2019. ED Garner began his career with the Indiana Department of Correction as a Research Analyst within the Research and Planning Division in July 2006.

Since joining the Indiana Department of Correction, Mr. Garner graduated from the first Experienced and Emerging Leader’s Program and he also served as a Team Leader for the Department’s Leadership Academy from 2008-2010.

Mr. Garner earned a Master’s degree in Criminology from Indiana State University (2006), and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University (2002).  ED Garner has worked in the criminal justice field since 2002.  He has mentored youth at the former Indiana Boy’s School and completed an internship with the Marion Co. Drug Treatment Program.  While working on his degrees, he worked as a research associate for Indiana’s Juvenile Reentry Program: AIM (Aftercare for Indiana through Mentoring). Throughout his career, Mr. Garner has been an active member of the Corrections Technology Association where he recently held the position of President from 2016-17 and the Indiana Criminal Justice Association where he served as Treasurer from 2010-13.

Executive Director, Emergency Response Operations

Richard L. Curry, Jr. started his career with the Indiana Department of Correction in June 1992 as a correctional officer at the Plainfield Correctional Facility. After promoting through the ranks to Correctional Major he was promoted to Assistant Warden at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. In December 2006, Richard was appointed as the Superintendent of the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Richard’s background in corrections is numerous and includes instructor qualifications in leadership, emergency response operations, thinking for a change, dealing with youth incarcerated as adults, cultural competency and cultural diversity.

Richard is very active in his community as well. He serves as Senior Pastor the True Tried Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis, and participates in various community activities to assist in the repair of the troubled north-side community. In addition, Richard also served in the United States Army for 13 years, participating in Desert Shield/Storm.

Richard’s has attended Vincennes University, in Vincennes Indiana, majoring in Criminal Justice. He has also attended Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Trinity Bible College, Newburgh, Indiana majoring in pastoral ministry and religious studies. In 2006, he graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. In 2009, Richard graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Master’s Degree in Leadership

Northern Regional Director, Adult Facilities

Executive Director William "Bill" Wilson is responsible for the Northern Region Facility Operations and the development of the Digital Media Project for the Department.

Executive Director Wilson began his career with the Department as a Correctional Officer in 1991 at the then Maximum Control Complex (MCC).  Bill has served as a Counselor (MCC), Casework Manager (WCC), Unit Manager (WCC), and was Assistant Superintendent at both Westville Correctional Facility and Indiana State Prison. He most recently served as the Superintendent of the Indiana State Prison for the past four  years.

Executive Director Wilson holds an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science from Vincennes University and a Bachelor Degree in General Studies with a minor in Criminal Justice from Indiana University. He has been a Certified Correctional Executive since October 2007 and in 2009 was named IDOC's Superintendent of the Year. Bill and his wife Lynn have been married for 32 years and have two children, Reilly and Krysten.

Executive Director and Inspector General/Public Safety Liaison

Michael J. Osburn serves as the Executive Director of Adult Facilities and Inspector General/Public Safety Liaison for the Indiana Department of Correction. He oversees the adult facilities and GEO-operated facilities.

Executive Director Osburn began his career with the Department in 1986 as a Correctional Officer at the Plainfield Correctional Facility and has held every custody positions from Officer to Major.  Mr. Osburn also served at the Director of Staff Development and Training at Plainfield Correctional Facility, Assistant Superintendent at Miami Correctional Facility, and Superintendent at Putnamville Correctional Facility. He has also held every position on the IDOC Emergency Squad and was the first Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) Commander.

Mr. Osburn had over 40 years of dedicated military service with both the United States Army and the National Guard before retiring with the rank of Brigadier General and Commander of the 81st Troop Command. Osburn served a tour of duty in Afghanistan as Commander of the Agribusiness Development Team with the Indiana National Guard.

Mr. Osburn earned a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Management from Oakland City University and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

Executive Director of Classification

Jack Hendrix serves as the Executive Director of Classification for the Indiana Department of Correction.  In addition to supervising the Agency Classification Division, he also supervises the IDOC Offender Release Division, IDOC Offender Movement and Support Services and IDOC Offender Records Division.

Mr. Hendrix began his career with the Indiana Department of Correction in 1986 as a Correctional Officer at the Putnamville Correctional Facility.  Since that time,  he has served in a variety of positions such as Correctional Counselor, Supervisor of Classification, Program Director, Unit Team Manager and Assistant Superintendent (Offender Programming & Re-Entry Services and Adult Operations). In addition to these positions, Mr. Hendrix has been chosen to serve on a wide variety of Agency level committees in each of his assignment areas.  Mr. Hendrix was selected as a founding board member of the Correctional Professional Assistance Fund of Indiana, where he continues to serve in the capacity of CPAFI Vice Chairman.  Prior to his promotion to his current position, Mr. Hendrix has enjoyed professional experiences at the Putnamville Correctional Facility, Branchville Correctional Facility and Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.

Mr. Hendrix earned multiple degrees in Criminology from Indiana State University, College of Arts and Sciences. Throughout his career, Mr. Hendrix has been an active member of the Indiana Criminal Justice Association, holding numerous committee chair positions and elected offices, including ICJA President and Board Chair. Jack continues to remain very active in a variety of faith-based, professional and civic organizations.